What wonderful whiskers! Competitors show off facial hair styled as windmills and adorned with feathers at the National Beard and Moustache Championships
Gentlemen entered their best facial hair creations for the National Beard and Moustache Championships How to grow a long mustache.
Contestants had bristles shaped into horns, stars, a windmill, and even a spiked mustache with feathers
They met in Chicago, US, for the competition and were photographed by Greg Anderson, 44, from Las Vegas
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Different shaving styles
Who says that facial hair has to be boring?
Gentlemen have fashioned their bristles into windmills, stars, horns, lavish circles and even decorated them with peacock feathers as they push hair-fashion to the max. Some even turned their whiskers to match Lord of the Rings wizard Gandalf and the beards sported by garden gnomes.
The growths, some more than 14 inches long, were revealed at the National Beard and Moustache Championships held in Chicago. Photographer Greg Anderson, 44, from Las Vegas, captured each contestants entry at the competition before announcing the winners on his website.
'It's a personal project that I love doing every year because of all of the people involved, some of which I've known now since the first event I shot in New Orleans, Louisiana in 2013', he said.
'All of the character, designs and styles never disappoint and it's the most fun I have all year on a photoshoot. I plan on continuing indefinitely and gathering more material with the goal of putting out a book at some point in the future. It's exciting to see the images make their way around the globe.
'The crazier the design the better, in my book -I love all of the outrageous styles the most, they're kind of like my children, I can't pick favorites.'
Contestants pay $30 to enter and compete in several categories including Craft Beard, Full Beard, Full Moustache, and overall show winners.